Not true. The base 718 has a lot of low-end grunt, and an APR or Cobb tune will boost power further. A used 718 has had the depreciation hit. On the negative side for the 718, the Agate Grey color is boring to me. On the plus side for the Evora is exclusivity.The base 718 doesn’t have the balls or the look to talk about, but probably assembled better.
Porsche .. Happy Wife and thus Happy Husband for a few days until the newness wears off of her.Happy wife...happy life...However in this instance I would say go with the Lotus. The lotus has the "supercar" appeal that the Cayman does not. I see Caymans on the road all the time, but rarely see another Lotus. Do yourself a favor and get the Lotus . Or somehow convince her to get both. Im not biased either. Ive been wanting to pick up a Cayman for a while as a track car so I love them both equally.
I think you are correct about used Lotus Evora holding its value. But submitting to your wife can be exquisite-- if its in the bedroom.Porsche’s will continue to drop in value unless it is a special model. That is a straight up fact. That’s why I decided to not get a Cayman. I never even drove one even though I really like them. A $60,000 today will be in the $25-35k range in 5 years. If you buy a 38-45k Evora today in 5 years it will very likely still be sitting at 38-45k. Nothing is guaranteed of course but what this means is you can practically own a Lotus for next to nothing if you decide to sell it after a few years.
As much as everyone is trying to compare the Evora to the 718, I think the Evora is more like the 911, but lighter and less power. The Elise is nothing like the Evora, other than the badge, nothing in common. I personally think Porsche sports cars are great, but unless you pay for the upper end models, they’re not existing at all.Not true. The base 718 has a lot of low-end grunt, and an APR or Cobb tune will boost power further. A used 718 has had the depreciation hit. On the negative side for the 718, the Agate Grey color is boring to me. On the plus side for the Evora is exclusivity.
Test drive the 718. You will either love it or the nature of the flat four will not be for you. I have a 718 GTS and an Elise.
Let the rotten tomatoes fly! 👹😂I'd rather drive a Cayman than an Evora, but maybe that's just me. Personally I find the Evora (older ones especially) to be a bit ugly. The 718 will eventually take a depreciation hit but should hold some value for a bit.
Go 718 - great chassis that is undervalued only because it sounds like a subaru
Great joke that can be leveled against almost all hi-dollar marques, except Lotus. Not sure how old you are PaulSD, but I first heard the joke in 1987 and a BMW was referenced.If you buy the Porsche, you will constantly hear this joke, that I made popular and since has spread around the world.
Dude: "Do you know the difference between a Porsche and a Porcupine?"
You: "No, what is the difference?"
Dude: "Porcupines have the pricks on the outside."